Hot town, Summer in the City

I mentioned earlier that Madison spent her summer traveling to a couple of theater intensive programs.  This also afforded Carie & Mackenzie a chance to visit New York (and Cincinnati, but this is really about New York).

Carie dropped Madison off in July, but Mackenzie tagged along in August when they picked her up.  They got to spend a couple of days enjoying the city and reconnecting with Carie’s sister, and her cousin.

Here are a few shots of the trip:

They took in a broadway play on the evening they arrived:

2015 NYC

They started the next day with a visit to the Today Show Plaza, where they got a little revenge for my trip earlier this spring.

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Stopped by the Plaza Hotel, but Eloise wasn’t in.

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2015 NYC

Had dinner with Carie’s cousin and his wife:

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Who took them to see the best view of the city skyline at night:

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When Madison joined them, they visited Carlo’s Bakery from the Cake Boss TV Show

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And the 9/11 Memorial

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And, when they got home, Carie’s car was in the shop so they had to pile into the convertible with their luggage to get home from the airport.

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It was a short trip, but they had a great time.  Here’s a link to a few more photos over at Flickr.

Cheers,
Jay

 

 

 

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Lady Liberty

Well, day one of the trip to the Big Apple is in the books.  We finally got to our hotel around noon today, spent all of 15 minutes in the room, and immediately headed for Battery Park where you catch the ferry to Liberty Island.

The statue is pretty darned impressive, but we discovered that you can’t actually buy a ticket to go inside.  You make reservations on-line for free prior to your visit.  Who knew?  As much as I use the web, you’d have thought that I would have done a little research and know that you had to make reservations on-line.  But NOOOOOO!

You can see the monument from the air as you land at Newark Airport.  It appeared that we were the only ones on the plane who were visiting NYC for fun.  However, they all got a chuckle when Madison exclaimed “There’s the Statue of Liberty….you’d think it would be bigger!”

Well, we had a great day anyway.  We flew into Newark, rode the shuttle to the hotel, “got a slice”, rode the subway to the end of Manhattan and back, had dinner with family and caught a cab back to the hotel.

All in all, I’d say it was a pretty darned full day.  We’re off to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the morning and some sight-seeing around Times Square tomorrow afternoon (might even sneak in a visit to the Apple Store at 60th & 5th Ave).

I’ll get some photos up in the next day or two.

EDIT:  Picture as promised

Cheers,

Braddog